It’s the first Monday of the month and that means it’s time for another IDEAS blog hop. This month our theme is celebrating friends and we have lots of different projects for you. I decided to create my project using the Free As A Bird Stamp Set. In the IDEAS Tutorial Bundle PDF there’s an elegant scrapbook page. While here on my blog there’s a coordinating card for you. For both projects I opted to use a delicate and pretty colour palette of Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake and Petal Pink.
FLOWERS BUT NO BIRD
Although the stamp set is called Free As A Bird I love it for the flowers too. So for my card project I pulled out the large and small single flower stamps, the bud and the triple leaf images. Then I began by using Crumb Cake ink to stamp the large flower twice onto a scrap piece of Very Vanilla Card. I also stamped two buds, two of the leafy image, and finally one of the smaller flower.
While I had the stamps there I decided to use the bud image as my coordinating feature. So next I cut a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Very Vanilla Card and stamped the bud in the centre near the top. Then I stamped the bud one final time, in the centre of the flap on a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope.
Now I was ready to begin colouring all the images using Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers. Keeping it really simple I used the Petal Pink for the flower petals and Soft Sea Foam for the leaves. I began with a little of the dark marker where the stamp designer had put some shading, then went over the whole of each area with the lighter one. Once the colouring was complete I put the envelope and Very Vanilla layer aside, while I used Paper Snips to cut out the individual images stamped on the scrap Very Vanilla Card.
Before putting away the Free As A Bird Stamp Set I needed a sentiment and chose “Your friendship means the world to me”. Still using Crumb Cake ink I stamped the sentiment in the centre of a 2-5/8″ x 3-7/8″ piece of Very Vanilla Card. Then I put it to once side while prepared the remaining pieces for my project.
For my card base and mat layer I chose Crumb Cake Card. First I cut a 2-7/8″ x 4-1/8″ piece of card and mounted the sentient layer onto it using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow). Then I cut another piece of Crumb Cake Card at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ and, with the long side at the top, I scored it at 4-1/4″. After folding the card along the scored line I sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder to create my card base. Then I used liquid glue to fix the stamped 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Very Vanilla Card to the inside.
I only needed one last piece, and cut some Petal Pink Card at 4″ x 5-1/4″. To add some extra interest I placed the card inside the Timber 3D Embossing Folder and ran it through my Cut & Emboss Machine. With that I was ready to finish assembling the card.
Using liquid glue I mounted the embossed Petal Pink layer onto the front of the Crumb Cake card base. Then with Stampin’ Dimensionals I added the assembled sentiment layer. The leaves, small flower and buds came next, attached to the sentiment in two groups with liquid glue. All I had left was the two larger flowers and I added these to the sentiment layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals. With that my card was complete.
I absolutely adore this colour scheme and how it works with the Free As A Bird Stamp Set. So for my contribution to the March 2022 IDEAS Tutorial Bundle I created a coordinating scrapbook page. Yes you read it correctly, a scrapbook page. It’s not something I do a lot but I couldn’t resist making one to add to the tutorials from the rest of the team.
FREE AS A BIRD AND MORE
So let me tell you a little more about this month’s IDEAS Tutorial Bundle. The March “Celebrating Friends” PDF contains 56 pages, featuring 18 projects from 13 different designers. There’s cards, packaging ideas, scrapbook pages and more, using a variety of current products from Stampin’ Up! The collage below provides a little sneak peek of what’s inside.
If you’d like a copy of the Tutorial Bundle for your own personal use, or even to use in your classes, there are three different ways to get it:
- Place an order via my online store for $45CAD (before shipping and taxes) using my March Host Code 6ECFGFP7. Make sure to allow Stampin’ Up! to share your contact details so I can e-mail the tutorial to you. If your order is over $200CAD don’t use the Host Code or you’ll miss out on Stampin’ Rewards. However, so long as I have access to your contact details I’ll still send you the PDF.
- Join Stampin’ Up! and my Crafty Canadians team, and you’ll get this IDEAS tutorial for free.
- Buy the tutorial. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Once you’ve received the bundle, please remember not to share or distribute printed or electronic copies of the tutorials. We have worked hard to provide these exclusive projects for your own use. If you know someone who would like to purchase the tutorial bundle, please direct them to me to obtain their own copy. Thank you for your support.
So that’s it from me for today, but please visit Dara Walter on the next leg of the blog hop by clicking on the ‘NEXT’ button below.
If you’re interested in the products I used to create the card project shown here on my blog today, you’ll find the links below.